SUNSHINE ON PICARDY

Submitted by Editor on Thu, 14/12/2023 - 10:08

The state of Edinburgh’s public realm in general and Picardy Place in particular have come in for a lot of criticism lately.

As an experiment, we wondered whether a mix of sunshine, poetic perspective and positive thinking might change the way we feel about Broughton's newly created Fantasy Island.

See what you think.

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Bermudas

By Andrew Marvell

 

Where the remote Bermudas ride 

In th’ ocean’s bosom unespy’d, 

From a small boat, that row’d along, 

The list’ning winds receiv’d this song.

MAN AND DOG

What should we do but sing his praise 

That led us through the wat’ry maze 

Unto an isle so long unknown, 

And yet far kinder than our own?

monster

Where he the huge sea-monsters wracks, 

That lift the deep upon their backs, 

He lands us on a grassy stage, 

Safe from the storm’s and prelates’ rage.